Molasses

Molasses – known as black treacle in the United Kingdom – is a by-product of refining table sugar. The most common form is from refining sugarcane or sugar beet, but other forms of extraction exist, […]

Rustic cabbage panade

If you want a sneaky way to get the kids to eat their greens, here’s a good one. Heart-warming and rich, it’s ideal from warming everyone up on a cold day. Adding optional cheese will […]

Brown rice syrup

Brown rice syrup, also branded as rice malt syrup, is a runny sweetener like honey and is sold in jars. It is more generally found in Chinese or health food shops rather than in basic […]

Sunday roast one-pan chicken

This is often my preferred alternative to a Sunday roast which is just as simple to prepare and only needs the addition of some greens to beef up the portions.  If, like me, you have […]

Naughty flapjack

Rather like our cookies, these rely on a little coconut oil indulgence.  These are surprisingly healthy flapjacks if you’re trying to avoid dairy and refined sugars but if you find any of the ingredients hard […]

Oatmeal

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes referred to as the common oat, is a cereal grain plant producing seeds known as “groats”. When these are crushed, or forced through steel rollers, they become rolled oats, or oatmeal, […]

Sweet potatoes

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is native to the tropical parts of North America and is also known in some parts of the world as a yam or a kumara. It is not the same as […]

Cold butternut squash, ham, and cheese

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Three Good Things.  For anyone liking a meaty salad, this is great immediately after assembly or lasts well for a few days kept in an airtight container.  […]

Sticky Ginger Chicken

This is a good, simple oriental dish which is full of flavour but sufficiently unthreatening that all the family enjoy it.  I have a long list of attempted but failed Chinese recipes that just don’t […]

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